The Light-House Speaker

The Presenter's Blog

Only one: a Light-House Speaker. Light-Houses serve one of two functions: They send out a light that indicates safe harbor, illuminating hope and direction. A Light-House speaker is one who performs both functions simultaneously, to two opposing audiences.

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Famous Speech Friday: Michelle Obama's 'a house built by slaves'

The Eloquent Woman

Here's a great example of the understatement in this speech: Obama opened talking about how she and the President have tried to raise their daughters, who essentially grew up in the White House.

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Trick or Treat: Costumes, Pumpkin Carving, Harry Potter Hogwarts School Halloween House Will Treat Visitors to Augmented Reality “Wizardry”

Duarte Blog

Harry Potter: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Halloween House. The Albertson Halloween House is created by the community (neighbors, co-workers, school friends and more) in the Northside neighborhood in San Jose, CA having been a regular Halloween favorite for 15 years.

House of Lords expenses: Lord Rees-Mogg on gravy trains

Max Atkinson

Last year, he managed to clock up a grand total of £41,643 in tax-free ‘allowances’ for his 121 days attendance at the House of Lords. Tags: rees-mogg MP expenses house of lords

TX House Rep. Jessica Farrar Proposing Fine for Male Masturbation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In conservative Texas, State House Representative Jessica Farrar might laugh her way out of a job. But she has positioned and packaged her advocacy for women's health in a memorable way.    Already it has received plenty of media attention.

Drudge Report Crows House Passed Kate's Law, Ending Federal Grants for Sanctuary Cities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today it headlines with the news that two bills passed the House which will make it tougher for illegal immigrants.  Of course, the House passage of these two bills is a solid victory for the Trump Administration. The Drudge Report has swung right again.

Drudge Report & Coming Clean Sweep - Can That Rid White House of Comey Ghost

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Drudge Report frames the widely-talked-about coming clean sweep of White House staff and cabinet members as a move by a president who now has nothing to lose. The ghost of the Comey firing hovers over the White House.

Famous Speech Friday: Jackie Kennedy's 1962 televised tour of the White House

The Eloquent Woman

television networks aired an unprecedented public speaking tour de force by a woman, when First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy led a televised tour of the White House and its just-completed $2 million renovations. Fifty years ago on Valentine's Day 1962, major U.S.

That Dog Fight in White House - Of Course, Non-Family-Member Steve Bannon Is Losing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No one will be surprised if there is a White House announcement that Bannon has exited to return to journalism, or the version of it he had practiced. Presidential Administrations always have power struggles.

Ashdown on House of Lords reform: fine speech, but.

Max Atkinson

Regular readers will know that I take a very dim view of how seats in the House of Lords are allocated and the half-hearted approach to reform taken by Labour during its 13 years in power, not to mention the way some peers behave (for more on which, see links below).

The President, Public Speaking, Presence, and uhhh….

Matt Eventoff

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96% of BBC television news of phone-hacking ignored the House of Commons debate

Max Atkinson

My optimism about the televising of the phone-hacking debate in the House of Commons yesterday was, as I feared, short-lived ( HERE ). I'd ended my post on it with an open question about Chris Bryant, M.P., whose speech had opened proceedings.

Drudge Report Turns to Twitter to Turn on White House - Beefs about No Tax Cuts, No Repeal of Obamacare Penalty Tax

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today, the Drudge Report's founder Matt Drudge took on the White House on Twitter. We recall that The Murdoch Boys at Fox News pushed back against the White House's immigration order. The Drudge Report is no longer the echo chamber for Trumpism rhetoric.

Prostitutes as Way of Life: From Summit of the Americas to senior citizen housing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the Summit of the Americas there are likely some ticked off prostitutes.    They will be not getting some of the business they had counted on.    Of course, there are also some ticked off U.S.

The Haunted Cheever House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right in time for Halloween, Susan Cheever talks in The Wall Street Journal  about the family house, built in the state of New York in 1799. The house holds painful family secrets. The house also contains good memories which Susan recounts.

Nancy Pelosi - Leadership in House in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

House Minority leader progressive Nancy Pelosi. House leader since 2003. House minority leadership. The Drudge Report is making hay of the confusion and fear after the Republican win in the special election in Georgia.

Make a "message house" to give your key points context

The Eloquent Woman

Knight Foundation that solves the problem neatly: Put your three key points into a "message house" so you can easily see how to introduce them and put them in context.

White House Speechwriter looking for new job?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It’s unlikely that White House Speechwiter Jon Favreau is looking for work. Tags: Social Media Speechwriting speechwriters White House President Obama’s schedule keeps him fully occupied, and being at the top of his game at the tender age of 28 where else would he look for work? However, there might be someone his staff willing to entertain job offers. At least, if [.].

White House Speechwriter looking for new job?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It’s unlikely that White House Speechwiter Jon Favreau is looking for work. Tags: Social Media Speechwriting speechwriters White House President Obama’s schedule keeps him fully occupied, and being at the top of his game at the tender age of 28 where else would he look for work? However, there might be someone his staff willing to entertain job offers. At least, if [.].

White House Speechwriter looking for new job?

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

It’s unlikely that White House Speechwiter Jon Favreau is looking for work. Tags: Social Media Speechwriting speechwriters White House President Obama’s schedule keeps him fully occupied, and being at the top of his game at the tender age of 28 where else would he look for work? However, there might be someone his staff willing to entertain job offers. At least, if [.].

Nelson Peltz - Can He Blow Up the House P&G Built for Baby Boomers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The house that P&G built was for the Baby Boomers. Governance has emerged again as a major business issue. One reason why is that activist investors are pushing for board seats. At P&G, Nelson Peltz finally won the right to be among the directors at that old-line company.

The White House & The Two First Ladies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After the grayness of the Mamie and Dwight Eisenhower years, Jackie Kennedy, along with her dashing husband, transformed the White House into a salon for global sophisticates. Older generations remember Jackie's historic televised tour of the White House.

Random House and Penguin to Be Combined

TJ Walker Interactive

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White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Humor Power

The annual White House Correspondents’ dinner is always a great study in roast-style humor It’s an opportunity for the President to use self-deprecation and to review the year with humor. Humor In Speaking Obama and O''Brien self-deprecation White House Correspondents'' Dinner

Friday = Cruellest Day of All in White House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This Friday, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus was axed. Last Friday, head of White house communications Sean Spicer left.    Friday is turning out to be the cruelest day of all in the Trump Administration White House.

The House: Tarnished Symbol for Aging

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The House has gone from being one kind of nest egg for retiring to the reason why more aging Americans have to remain in the workforce. Rather than the asset to leverage for a financially comfortable retirement, the house might have become an obstacle for the majority of the middle class.

House Republicans spending $2 million to fight Gay Marriage

TJ Walker Interactive

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White House, nonprofit groups battle over charitable deductions

TJ Walker Interactive

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White House - Anthony Scaramucci Out as Communications Head

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That has been official White House protocol. The official reason given for the abrupt departure of Anthony Scaramucci is that the new chief of staff John Kelly needs to select his own team. Those team members include the head of communications. For about 11 days Scaramucci had held that title.

Breaking News On House Offer to Obama

TJ Walker Interactive

Manhattan's Suicide Tourism - Utah Woman, 36, Leaps to Death From Symphony House Roof

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She went up to the roof of the elite 26-story Symphony House on West 56th Street. It is also unknown if she had been staying at the Symphony House or just used the roof. In the U.S., just as the Aokigahara Forest in Japan, Manhattan is popular for suicide tourism.

Preet Bharara Nukes White House with Twitter Comedy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On his Tweeter feed The Preet (Preet Bharara) is hilarious. It's put together inn a highly sophisticated manner. Actually, it's just the the way writers create the comic monologues for late night. So, who knows, that line of work - humor - could be his Next.

White House Lawyers, Jones Day, Clients Such as Sherwin-Williams

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As many know, there are more than 10 former Jones Day lawyers in the White House. If members of the White House are convicted of crimes, one wonders the fate of the lawyers who assisted and enabled them. In a memo, Jenna Greene of Litigation Daily's Daily Dicta reminds the world that Adolf Hitler's personal attorney was hung at Nuremberg. He was Hans Frank. Then Greene goes on to point to the lawyers and law firms associated with now-U.S. president-Donald Trump.

White House Correspondents Dinner — Implied Punch Line

Humor Power

President Obama showcased his comedy skills at the 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner. “These days, the House Republicans actually give John Boehner a. Humor In Speaking implied punch line Political Humor White House Correspondents'' Dinner In addition to using good comic timing and self-deprecation, the President also made good use of the Implied Punch Line.

Brisk Business for Defense Lawyers - White House Chief Counsel Don McGahn, et al. Lawyer Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The most recent development in this lawyering-up frenzy is that White House head lawyer Don McGahn has chosen William Burck from Quinn Emanuel to represent him.  Before parachuting into the White House, McGahn had been a partner at Jones Day. 

Drudge Report & The Recount - A Pox on Both Your Houses

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And the message is: A pox on both your houses. The conservative Drudge Report headlines with the meme of the recount. The focus is bipartisan. The link is to The New Yorker article on this by Amy Davidson. That is, both the Democrats and the Republicans.

The Fall of the House Kalanick Built - Implications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's out there: Uber could fail and there is speculation how that would affect the whole tech sector. Here , for example, is Adrienne LaFrance's article about the once unthinkable in The Atlantic. No expert anticipates that if Uber ceases to exist the "bubble" will burst.

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Home Invasion Survivor William Petit Wins CT House Seat

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

More recently he ran as a Republican for the CT House. Few anticipated that the lone survivor of the fatal Connecticut home invasion, Dr. William Petit, would bounce back. His wife and two young daughters were murdered. He was badly injured.

Mike Dubke, White House Communications Director, Out - What's the Next Shoe to Drop

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Before the president Donald Trump went on his overseas goodwill tour, there were rumors that a shakeup was coming in White House staff. White House communications director Mike Dubke has resigned. The issue, though, is who's next to be forced out of the White House or the cabinet?

House of Lords expenses

Max Atkinson

Readers of earlier posts on the House of Lords will know that I’d been hoping that the story about alleged dodgy dealings by some peers might revive the debate about the absurdly undemocratic way in which members of our second chamber are selected. Tags: truscott lawson razzall taylor rennard MP expenses house of lords